Centennial issues used to be a big deal for me. When I was young and time passed much more slowly the milestones established for some series projected a venerable nature to some comics as opposed to many which never established themselves. It's remarkable which series never achieved one hundred issues. To see some which did check out this post from some time ago. The Amazing Spider-Man is one of those venerable series, now it's at an end. Or at least that's what you might believe if you just knew what the popular press is reporting.
The series does close with the current seven hundredth issue and it seems the status quo of the character is in some jeopardy, at least for the next several months as the iconic hero returns in a whole new comic with a whole new personality...literally. I don't follow the new Marvel much if at all (left pretty much around the time of the four hundredth issue though for some reason I did buy the five hundredth), but I have read around enough to discover what the big deal is with this one and it's not all that compelling I have to say. Intriguing in a nice vintage two-parter sort of way, but I cannot see how this concept can support the series for the next few years which I assume it must. But then that's why I left these books behind, so I'm not really a proper judge.
I will say the cover is intriguing, the collage of vintage Spidey artwork is a real feast.
Death to Spider-Man then; long may he spin.